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Plan your trip to K’Gari (Fraser Island)

This World Heritage-listed paradise awaits

Immerse yourself in fraser island's natural wonders

The magic begins the moment you land on K’Gari. Translating to ‘paradise’, this is a remarkable ancient land sculpted by the elements over millennia. It's home to a unique environment found nowhere else on the planet. Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and has something to offer everyone; nature is at its best here! You’ll find Fraser Island in the Great Sandy National Park just 300km north of Queensland’s capital Brisbane. A Fraser Island tour is like no other. Visitors can walk amongst towering lush tropical rainforests and swim in stunning blue 'perched' freshwater lakes. You can enjoy the adventure of the island’s giant sand dunes, and take exhilarating 4WD tours along the longest beach highway in the world. Or float peacefully down crystal clear creeks. Take to the water and you’ll discover an aquatic playground for dolphins, dugong, sharks, manta rays, and migrating humpback whales. This really is paradise on earth!

Choose your K'Gari tour and journey with us to Fraser Island

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Unpack once at our waterfront hotel in stunning Hervey Bay to discover whales, wilderness and much more. We’ll see these majestic creatures up close on a whale watching cruise, take a 4WD adventure on World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, taste Bundaberg’s famous rum at the distillery, ride the historic Mary Valley Rattler and visit the informative Hinkler Hall of Aviation as we delve into all this region has to offer.

Experience a wilderness adventure

All roads on Fraser Island are 4WD access only; many of them require 4WD experience and a little finesse. If you’re not 4WD equipped then you’re best to book a Fraser Island tour package. There is an abundance on offer including resort stays, camping, glamping, Fraser Island eco-tours, adventure tours, and Fraser Island tours for seniors.

You can visit Fraser Island at any time of year. Balmy conditions are prevalent across all seasons making for year-round camping, swimming and hiking. However, you may like to time your visit for one of nature’s greatest experiences. From August to October Hervey Bay off the east coast of the island welcomes thousands of humpback whales and their newly born calves on their annual migration. You can join a guided tour to see these playful creatures up close. But they can also be spotted from the lookout at Indian Head.

This World Heritage-listed paradise awaits
This World Heritage-listed paradise awaits

An abundance of activities

There are many things you just have to do when visiting Fraser Island. Number one on our list is taking a dip in the turquoise waters of Lake McKenzie. This idyllic lake is filled with natural tea tree oil from the surrounding rainforest and is framed by picture-perfect silica white sands. Other must-do activities include a visit to Eli Creek and the wreck of the SS Maheno, beached here since 1935 and a now-iconic image of K’gari’s diverse history.

And of course, one of the most unique experiences on Fraser Island is to see the purest breed of dingo in the world. Known as wongari to the Butchulla people, these dingoes are beautiful but remember they are wild and dingo safety measures (which are signed across the island), should be followed at all times.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get to Fraser Island?

Fraser Island is accessible from Rainbow Beach and Hervey Bay, which are around 300 km from Brisbane. A short ferry ride from Rainbow Beach will see you arriving on the southern tip of Fraser; this is the perfect point to delve into the island’s east coast and the endless 75 Mile Beach. A slightly longer journey from Hervey Bay brings you to the west coast and the luxurious Kingfisher Bay Resort.

How big is Fraser Island?

Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island, covering approximately 1,840 square kilometres. To put this into perspective, it’s roughly the same size as Rhode Island state in the US or slightly smaller than Singapore. The magnificent coastline extends for about 250 kilometres.

When is the best time to visit Fraser Island?

Fraser Island enjoys a subtropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures throughout the year. The most pleasant time to visit is during the cooler months (April to October) when temperatures are milder and from around 20°C to 25°C. The humidity is also lower, making outdoor activities more comfortable. If you’re planning some ocean activities, the warmer months (November to March) have warmer water temperatures and are ideal for enjoying these activities. Stinger nets are typically in place during this time to protect swimmers from jellyfish.

Are there shops on Fraser Island?

While Fraser Island is known for its pristine natural beauty, it does have some facilities, including shops, especially in popular areas like Eurong and Happy Valley. These shops provide essential items, snacks, and souvenirs for visitors. 

What is Fraser Island called now?

Fraser Island is now officially known as K'gari, a name of great cultural significance to the Butchulla people, the land's traditional owners. K'gari means "paradise" in the Butchulla language, and it perfectly captures the island's breathtaking beauty and unique natural wonders. This name change reflects a commitment to honouring and preserving the rich Indigenous heritage of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

Is there reception on Fraser Island?

Yes, Fraser Island has mobile phone reception but it is very limited. Due to the island's remote and rugged nature, the signal may vary, and there might be areas with limited coverage. 

How many dingoes are on Fraser Island?

Fraser Island is home to a population of purebred dingoes, making it one of the few places in Australia where these iconic wild dogs can be found in their uncontaminated form. The estimated dingo population on the island fluctuates, but it is generally around 120 to 200 individuals. Observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is an exciting experience, but it's crucial for visitors to follow safety guidelines to ensure a harmonious coexistence.

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